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Dorinne Banks

Open Education Librarian
Research & User Services

Dorinne Banks is the Open Education Librarian. She collaborates with teaching faculty to promote and transition traditional course textbooks to affordable alternatives such as open educational resources (OER) and GW Libraries' materials (e.g. ebooks). Find out more on the library's Open Educational Resources site.

Dorinne is also the primary librarian for GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development. In this role, she supports the research needs of faculty and students by providing course instruction, one-on-one research consultations, and manages the library's education materials.

Office location
Gelman Library
Phone number
Research consultation area(s)
Social Sciences
Collection development area(s)
Counseling and Human Development
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Educational Leadership
Human and Organizational Learning
Special Education and Disability Studies
Teacher Preparation and Special Education
Areas of expertise
Education, Social Sciences, Open Educational Resources, Open Textbooks